Fletcher Cox and Darren Sproles showed up today for the mandatory workouts. Cox is in a unique position with his contract as he and the Birds continue to try and work something out that will make sense for both parties.
Cox has another year on his contract, then he will become a free agent next year in 2017. The Eagles could let him play for $8 million this year and then franchise him next year at $13 million, but if they did that they would have an unhappy player. Like that “Bad Blood” in the Taylor Swift song, they don’t want that to build up between Fletcher, his agent Todd France and the Eagles. It’s an interesting situation that will take further negotiations to get straightened out.
Howie Roseman must get him signed or this entire franchise will suffer because of it. Jim Schwartz’ defense will be affected by the play of Cox. He could and should shine in this defense. I get into the numbers and the details of the Eagles defense and why it is built around Cox.
Darren Sproles is important to this year’s team as well. He doesn’t have the long term affect that the Cox signing will have but the Eagles 2016 team is much better with Sproles on it. He is getting near the end of his career, so he may be trying to send a message by not showing up for the voluntary camps.
It’s always worth talking about what’s going on in the mind of two of the Eagles best players.
The Eagles quarterback situation is going to get a lot of attention and rightfully so. Let’s look at it a little closer. Is Sam Bradford really separating himself from the other quarterbacks like head coach Doug Pederson has said or is he trying to eliminate the competition at the quarterback position which his assistants Jim Schwartz and Frank Reich mentioned?
Who was the idiot who threw a beer bottle at Ryan Howard? Has it come to that where if a player makes an out you throw a beer bottle at him?
Did the Cleveland Cavaliers throw in the towel last night? Did LeBron James and his teammates give full effort against the Golden State Warriors in game two of the NBA Finals?
The Eagles are working out tomorrow afternoon, I’ll have another podcast up focusing on the workout. I’m going to be doing short 10, 15 and 20 minute podcast talking about exactly what happens at the workouts which will begin at 1:20pm.